For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.
One of the most important decisions that medical students contemplate is what kind of specialty they’ll go into.
Dr. Chris Baumert says one-on-one contact with patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of his job.
An unprecedented number of young doctors — more than 920 from all over the globe — have applied for one of eight spots in the Montana Family Residency Program at RiverStone Health.
A $450,000 infusion of cash will fuel the expansion of a program in Billings that trains family practice physicians who hopefully will remain in the state.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Claire Schooley tried for several years to get doctors to diagnose what was going on with her husband, David, now 57.
Four Billings-area students were chosen as statewide winners in a poster contest that encourages a tobacco-free lifestyle. The Tar Wars program, sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, targets fourth- and fifth-grade students with a prevention program that suggests positive h…
It’s official: Billings Clinic’s new internal-medicine program has earned accreditation.
Each summer, a select crop of young doctors joins the medical team at RiverStone Health. They are the eight new residents in the Montana Family Medicine Residency, MFMR, chosen from more than 780 applicants. They will spend three years at RiverStone Health and at the two Billings hospitals.
With primary care physicians so hard to come by, Billings Clinic has come up with an innovative solution.
The coveted national seal of quality that RiverStone Health Clinic received last month has tentacles that reach past the everyday patient and into the Montana Family Medicine Residency program where tomorrow’s doctors are honing their medical skills.
RiverStone Health has received nearly $102,000 in stimulus money to help revolutionize the way medicine is taught in the Montana Family Medicine Residency program and the WWAMI Medical Program.
Earmarked by bleak white walls, the faint aroma of rubbing alcohol and stacks of hand-tattered magazines, the clinic waiting room of yore was more like the portal to purgatory than the highroad to healing.
Seven internal medicine and diabetes physicians will relocate from the St. Vincent Healthcare Broadwater Clinic to the downtown medical corridor where both doctors and patients will have immediate access to hospital services and hospitalization when needed.
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With Montana facing a projected biennial budget deficit of up to $370 million, every state program is in jeopardy, including the popular 37-year-old program that places 20 state residents in the University of Washington School of Medicine.
In 2008, in an effort to ensure health care in the rural and underserved pockets of the state, the Montana Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) was created.
Some critics have groused about the money the state spends — $3.5 million this fiscal year — to subsidize the cost of medical school for Montana students attending the University of Washington School of Medicine in the WWAMI program.
In the next decade, studies suggest that there could be a shortage of more than 45,000 primary care physicians.